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Years after he turned his back on his hometown, a burned-out major league ballplayer returns to teach phys ed at his old middle school.

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 Kenny Powers (29 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Stevie Janowski (28 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 April Buchanon (20 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Maria (20 episodes, 2010-2013)
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 Dustin Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Cassie Powers (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
Ethan Alexander McGee ...
 Dustin Jr. (16 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Wayne (15 episodes, 2009-2013)
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Kenny Powers was poised to rule the Big Leagues, but two things got in the way: his fading fastball and his insufferable personality. After a spectacular career flame-out, Kenny goes home to Shelby County, NC, to nurse his wounds and work as a gym teacher at his old middle school. Written by HBO

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When Kenny Powers comes back, he comes back hard. (Season 2) See more »

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Kenny Powers, the series' protagonist, is the name of a real life American stuntman who attempted to jump a portion of the St. Lawrence river in a rocket propelled Lincoln Continental. The stunt was conceived by a Canadian stuntman, Ken Carter. When it came time to jump he backed out, and the crew contacted Kenny Powers, who then attended the jump. Failing in a dramatic fashion. See more »

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Ashley Schaeffer: I had a dream about this moment... When I was making love... to my wife Donna. On top a her; powerful thrusts, filling the sultry night air. Heavy breath. My son Gabriel walked in, little boy. My wife sprung out of bed and said "No, Gabriel! Leave!" And I said "No, honey, shut your mouth, let him watch." Let him watch what is being consecrated here. And I want the people to watch what is going to be consecrated here. And I will bring my son down here, and he will watch.
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The Man with the laser rocket arm
14 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one of the funniest shows that i have seen in a long time. Kenny Powers is what your everyday sports fan wishes he could be, but on steroids...he is 100x crueler than your Apollo Creeds or your Kelly Robinson. I can not say enough about the characters, and how their lives are wrapped and looped around Kenny Mother-Loving Powers. It is a gritty and has a no holds barred style of comedy. I enjoyed every episode. So will you

I Love this show.

I think that Danny McBride and his team of writers are geniuses. I truly do. I can not wait until season two.

a Must see...soon to be a cult classic.


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